You'll be feeling ALL the feels.
When you think of poetry, Shakespeare, Keats and iambic pentameter probably come to mind. Like me, your teachers probably forced you to dissect line after line in hopes that you would decipher the deeper meaning. And since then, you probably haven’t read much poetry.
And no one has tried harder to do that than poet Nikita Gill.
Not only did she hold her head high after 137 rejection letters from publishers (Ladies! Let this be a lesson), this impassioned woman took her poetry to social media and today she has almost 80 THOUSAND followers on Instagram. Holy CRAP. Thousands of people, including several A-list celebrities, have shared, re-posted and re-grammed her best work on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr.
And it’s no surprise why ... her poems are as beautiful as they are honest — and because of that, they touch the souls of every woman who reads them.
“I was very lucky to have a progressive father who always told me I am a lioness, not to ever let anyone tell me that I am less. You’ll see that image a lot in my poetry.”
And empower women she does. Her poems are infused with the purest form of feminism. She writes about everything from first love to heartbreak and everything in between, all while reminding women that they should never, EVER doubt their self worth.
Read through these 25 poems about love and self-empowerment and see why London-based poet Nikita Gill is SO amazing, and check out her newly published book, Your Soul Is A River, for the longer versions of her poems.
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